Scullion, E., Popescu, M.D., Banerjee, D., Doyle, J.G. and Erdelyi, R. (2009) Jets in polar coronal holes. Astrophysical Journal, 704 (2). pp. 1385-1395. ISSN 1538-4357
Here, we explore the nature of small-scale jet-like structures and their possible relation to explosive events and other known transient features, like spicules and macrospicules, using high-resolution spectroscopy obtained with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/Solar Ultraviolet Measurements of Emitted Radiation instrument. We present a highly resolved spectroscopic analysis and line parameter study of time-series data for jets occurring on-disk and off-limb in both a northern and a southern coronal hole. The analysis reveals many small-scale transients which rapidly propagate between the mid-transition region (N IV 765 Å line formation: 140,000 K) and the lower corona (Ne VIII 770 Å line formation: 630,000 K). In one example, a strong jet-like event is associated with a cool feature not present in the Ne VIII 770 Å line radiance or Doppler velocity maps. Another similar event is observed, but with a hot component, which could be perceived as a blinker. Our data reveal fast, repetitive plasma outflows with blueshift velocities of 145 km s–1 in the lower solar atmosphere. The data suggest a strong role for smaller jets (spicules), as a precursor to macrospicule formation, which may have a common origin with explosive events.
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Mathematics and Statistics (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Megan Hobbs|
|Date Deposited:||17 Mar 2010 16:37|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2015 11:48|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing|